BY ANNETTE BROOKS
Where do you go if you or a family member suffers a fracture, a knee, ankle, shoulder, back, hip, wrist, or elbow injury, or another orthopedic problem? Most of us head to the hospital emergency room (ER). Yet after the expensive initial assessment, these patients are then sent to an orthopedist for further diagnosis and treatment.
Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) offers a convenient alternative to the hospital ER, providing accessible, streamlined orthopedic care when you need it, where you need it.
A Better Way to Access Orthopedic Care
Now open in Murphy, just off FM 544 and Brand Road, DOC offers seven-day-a-week access to a team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, pain-management physicians, and specialty-trained physician assistants. They diagnose and treat orthopedic problems ranging from athletic to work-related injuries, breaks and compound fractures, back injuries, and a variety of ailments, including sprains, ligament tears, tendonitis, and arthritis. And with established relationships in place with nearby surgery centers, they can perform emergency orthopedic surgery when required.
“We even see guests for routine services. For example, come see us if you’re going out of town and can’t get in to see your regular orthopedist for arthritis injection therapy before you leave,” says Founder and CEO Dr. David Hassinger.
“Our goal is to enable our guests to see the right people in the right place at the right time,” says Direct Orthopedic Care Founder and CEO Dr. David Hassinger. “Our goal is to offer seven-day-a-week access to cost-effective, high-quality orthopedic experience that can help fix one aspect of a broken healthcare system.”
Orthopedic Care the Way It Should Be
Expect shorter wait times at DOC, as well as much lower fees than the hospital ER. Walk-ins are accepted, however scheduling an appointment in advance can help reduce your overall visit time.
Guests and their family members are welcome to wait in the comfortable lobby for an appointment, or they can wait in their car and receive a text or call when ready to be seen.
Patients Praise DOC
With over 6,000 Google reviews, below are just a few of the rave five-star reviews DOC has received from happy guests.
“My son referred me here and he was right, they are awesome. In and out very quickly, with barely any wait time. Unlike the ER, they explained every step and let me know exactly what my options were based on my lifestyle. I was on crutches when I went in, and they physically helped me every step of the way. If I knew about this place beforehand, I would have skipped the ER completely. I highly recommend DOC.” – Linda B.
“Such a nice surprise to be able to walk in and get all orthopedic care and imaging. It’s a lifesaver to not have to go wait forever and pay at an ER when they are going to tell you to follow up with an orthopedist. The staff was extremely friendly and so was the doctor. Thank goodness no broken bones. I left in a boot and a knee brace. Follow-up appointment next week. Very happy patient!” – Jamie L.
More Peace of Mind
Direct Orthopedic Care focuses solely on orthopedics and has stringent protocols in place to help protect their guests from disease and infection. With standard ERs handling everything, including patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, now more than ever, being seen at a DOC office just makes good, solid sense.
Avoid the ER, Go to Direct Orthopedic Care Instead
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In addition to their Murphy location, DOC also has DFW clinics in Frisco, West Plano, McKinney, Southlake, Las Colinas, and Denton.
Direct Orthopedic Care is in-network with most major private medical insurance, workers compensation insurance as well as Medicare and Tricare.
What We Provide
- Concierge orthopedic experience
- Open seven days a wekk, no appointment needed
- Shorter visit time and lower cost compared to ERs
- Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists
- Onsite digital X-ray and ultrasound
- Onsite physical therapy
- Pain management physicians
- Emergency surgery available if necessary
- Casting and DME (braces, splints, walking boots, and other durable medical equipment)
- Pediatric guests 10 and under receive an adorable DOC teddy bear
Murphy location address:
418 Village Drive
Murphy, Texas 75094